RCCTO hosting 'Innovation Days' in February

By Ashley Tressel / November 26, 2019 at 11:51 AM

The Army's Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office will hold invitation-only industry days on Feb. 11 and 12 in Austin, TX, "to quickly target and acquire promising new technology," according to an industry notice.

"This event is modeled after commercial investor 'pitch' days and will evaluate disruptive, innovative approaches and technologies to address critical capabilities required by the Army," the notice posted Nov. 21 to the National Advanced Mobility Consortium's website states. "The RCCTO is focused on finding solutions that could be in the hands of soldiers within a one- to three-year time frame."

The Army created the RCCTO to head up new projects in line with the service's modernization priorities, including hypersonic weapons, directed energy and space -- the "most strategic, highest-priority projects," according to its director.

The Army is seeking white papers "for innovative technologies that accelerate attainment of critical technologies" to be accepted for the "Innovation Days" event. Submissions are due Dec. 6.